Project info

The series ‘Hairdressers’ is inspired by a novel called ‘Egalia's Daughter’ (by the Norwegian Gerd Mjøen Brantenberg) in which the protagonists swapped gender based rolls. One particular scene stuck to Astrid’s mind: men were sitting at a beauty salon, with curlers in their hair and beards. Or waxing of their chest hair, having face masks and so forth. They were gossiping, opening their hearts, socializing, or simply observed their physical transformation of appearance - quietly.

Photographer & stylist Astrid Schulz brought life into this scene by making it real. She began to explore: how do men feel and act when being confronted with characteristic female beauty treatment?